Sara Klomps Director Dipl Ing Arch, ARB
Profile Sara has been with Zaha Hadid Architects for 21 years and had key roles on several major ZHA cultural, civic and infrastructure scheme projects throughout Europe and internationally, including the MAXXI: Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome, the London Aquatics Centre and the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati.
Education Sara studied in Germany at the Universität Dortmund and at the Universität Karlsruhe, graduating with a diploma in architecture in 2000. She has a particular interest in construction methodology and concrete design, and lectures on the subject regularly at architecture schools and industry events.
Project experience overview Sara played a key role on several major ZHA cultural projects including the RIBA Stirling Prize-winning MAXXI: Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome. She was a project architects for the multi-award-winning Phaeno Science Centre in Wolfsburg in Germany and she also worked on the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati.
Sara was a project architect for the London Aquatics Centre, a key venue for the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. She is currently the design director of the Forest Green Rovers Eco Park Stadium in Stroud, UK. Embodying low carbon construction methods and operational processes the Eco Park Stadium will be the first all wood football stadium, with almost every element made of sustainably sourced timber.
In educational developments, Sara was responsible for the development of the double-curved external cladding on the award winning Investcorp Building for the University of Oxford, recognised for its architectural sensitivity and distinction.
Sara relocated to Hong Kong in November 2017 to lead the prestigious ‘The Henderson’ development on 2 Murray Road in the heart of Hong Kong.